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Developed more than two hundred years ago by a German physician, Samuel Hahnemann (1755 – 1843), homoeopathy is now widely used throughout the world. Many people choose homoeopathic medicine as their primary form of treatment while others use it to complement conventional medicine.
"Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better." - Albert Einstein
Nature provides the cure for most ailments. Indigenous people have known this for centuries simply by observing and attuning to their surroundings. Homoeopathic medicines are made from natural substances such as plants, herbs, minerals and animal products. Although some substances used to make homoeopathic remedies may be toxic in their natural form but once attenuated into potentized medicine their healing properties are raised/awakened and they become completely safe.
‘Homoeopathy’ comes from the Greek word homeos meaning ‘similar’ and pathos meaning ‘suffering’ and is based on the principle of ‘like cures like’ which was first identified by Hippocrates (460-350 BC). It is a system of curing diseases by medicines which are capable of producing symptoms similar to those of disease when given to healthy human beings.
This can be illustrated by a simple example of onion and homoeopathic medicine named Allium Cepa prepared from red onion. When we peel an onion, there is watering and burning of eyes and nose. According to homoeopathic principles, a person suffering from similar watering and burning of eyes and nose in case of a common cold or influenza can be treated by the medicine Allium Cepa. Likewise coffee (Coffea), a stimulant which is known to cause sleeplessness, can be one of the remedies used to treat insomnia (disturbed sleep) in a person.
Homoeopathy considers each person as an individual. We are after all, unique. To prescribe the same medicine to every person who suffers from a migraine headache, for example, would not be appropriate. Homoeopathy considers your personal susceptibility to illness, your parents’ tendencies, your personality (physical appearance, lifestyle, relationships, passions, family life, challenges, coping mechanisms) and so on.
All the above, including the specifics of your physical and emotional symptoms make you unique and are considered in choosing a right homoeopathic prescription for you.
Homoeopathy is not ‘ready-made’ but ‘tailor-made’ to suit an individual. Therefore, two people suffering even from an apparently similar looking problem are unlikely to be prescribed the same remedy. We can say that in homoeopathy we use ‘designer remedies’ designed especially for an individual.
Homoeopathic medicine treats the person as a whole (“the holistic approach”) rather than treating specific symptoms in isolation. Most people are aware that emotional imbalances such as grief, shock and anger can lead to physical illness if left untreated or suppressed. The opposite is also true. Physical pain can cause depression, anxiety and stress. Homoeopathic treatment helps release emotions and physical blockages to restore balance between the body, mind and spirit.
According to homoeopathy, mind and body are very much linked and physical problems cannot be effectively cured without understanding and putting right the person’s constitution and character. Constitution is a person’s state of health, including his or her temperament and any inherited and acquired characteristics. To determine the constitution of a person a homoeopath usually asks a lot many questions.
Homoeopathy believes that if your constitution is healthy, you will not succumb to any infection, i.e. disease organisms will not affect you if your susceptibility is low. This is the basic difference between homoeopathy and any other system of medicine. Conventional system of medicines believes that one becomes sick due to infection, i.e. bacterias and viruses, hence their treatment is aimed at killing the infection using strong drugs.
This, however, further reduces the immunity of the person making it weaker and the person becomes more susceptible and falls sick again and again. Homoeopathy, however, believes that first your constitution becomes weak and then you become susceptible to infection. Bacteriae and viral attacks are the end products of disease process and not the cause of disease. They are present everywhere but they will not affect you until your immunity is strong.
The treatment is aimed at raising the vitality, i.e. immunity of the person so that he can fight out the disease himself. Homoeopathy does not introduce artificial antibodies in the body; it wakes up the body to do the job on its own. This is why homoeopathy is able to cure permanently without frequent remissions. However, medicines are given in highly diluted (potentized) form and are therefore extremely safe and have no side-effects.
We all get immunised by vaccinations which are essentially homoeopathic in principle.
To learn the healing properties of medicines, they are administered to healthy individuals and the symptoms are recorded to analyse the drug. This method of drug proving ensures that homoeopathic medicines are safe and have no side effects. Each one of them is tested on thousands of volunteers coming from various age groups, gender and walks of life.
Effect of homoeopathy evident in newborn babies and comatose patients prove that it just isn’t a placebo effect.
It is safe and effective for pregnant woman too.
Thyroid is a small butterfly-shaped gland situated just below your Adam’s apple, a little above where the two collar bones meet. Its one of the essential endocrine or ductless glands; its function being secretion of thyroid hormones T3 and T4. These hormones regulate the metabolism of the body, i.e. define the way your body uses energy. It also controls functions like how your heart beats or your digestive system works.
One cannot feel a normal thyroid. It is only when the thyroid gland gets enlarged that it can be felt.
Any dysfunction of the gland brings alterations in the levels of circulating thyroid hormones. This can affect a person’s metabolism and cause fluctuations in body weight, mood, temperature regulation, etc.
Hypothyroidism occurs when your body doesn’t produce enough of thyroid hormones. It can be -
1. Primary Hypothyroidism: Where the deficiency of thyroid hormones is due to direct impairment of the thyroid gland’s function.
2. Secondary Hypothyroidism: Where the deficiency of thyroid hormones is due to inadequate stimulation of the thyroid gland by the pituitary gland - the master gland of the body - that secretes TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) - the most important internal factor controlling thyroid function. If the pituitary is damaged and cannot make TSH, the thyroid stops working.
Also called under-active thyroid, Hypothyroidism affects women more often than men. It commonly affects people over the age of 60 but can begin at any age. Hypothyroidism may be discovered through a routine blood test or after the symptoms begin.
Causes of Hypothyroidism
An autoimmune disease: Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
Your immune system is designed to protect your body’s cells against invading bacteria and viruses. When unknown bacteria or viruses enter your body, the immune system responds by sending out fighter cells to destroy the foreign cells.
Sometimes, your body confuses normal, healthy cells for invading cells and starts attacking them. This is called an autoimmune response. If it isn’t regulated or treated, the immune system can attack healthy tissues causing serious medical issues.
In areas where Iodine is adequate, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is the most common cause of hypothyroidism. It is an autoimmune condition and the most common cause of an underactive thyroid. This disease attacks your thyroid gland and causes chronic thyroid inflammation. The inflammation can reduce thyroid function. It’s common to find multiple family members with this same condition.
Other causes can be:
Viral infections or other respiratory disorders
Certain medicines like lithium used to treat certain psychiatric disorders
Radiation therapy for cancers
Treating hyperthyroidism with anti-thyroid medicine can sometimes cause a shift from hyperthyroidism to hypothyroidism
An under-active thyroid gland by birth
During pregnancy in a few cases
The most common signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism include:
Weight gain with a puffy face
Dry, rough and pale skin
Dry, thinning hair accompanied with lots of hair fall
Muscle stiffness, aches, and cramps
Pain and stiffness in joints
Slowed heart rate
Elevated blood cholesterol
Abnormal menstrual cycles or fertility issues
Hypothyroidism is best treated by supplementing your low hormone levels with artificial varieties. These hormones will replace what your body isn’t producing on its own and help return your body’s functions to normal.
Once you start treatment, it takes several weeks before you begin feeling relief. You’ll require follow-up blood tests to monitor your progress. You and your doctor will work together to find a dose and a treatment plan that best addresses your symptoms. This can take some time.
In most cases, people with hypothyroidism must remain on this medication for their entire lives. However, it’s unlikely that you’ll continue to take the same dosage. Your blood levels of TSH, T3, and T4 determine your hormonal dosage.
To make sure your medication is still working properly, you should get your thyroid function test done yearly.
Homeopathic Treatment for Hypothyroidism
Here's a list of homeopathic medicines that are helpful in this condition:
Thymusinum esp. for stunted growth in children due to an under-active thyroid
Bromium treats goiter
Lapis albus for hyperthyroidism and goiter
Natrum muriaticum for an underactive gland
However, these are just the names. Choosing or prescribing the right medicine depends on the cause of the disease and its effects.
Homeopathic medicines have been known to correct the imbalance in the thyroid hormones in a very gentle and subtle manner. The remedies are purely natural and have no side effects. Their intake causes an improvement in the functioning of the thyroid gland rather than providing just a daily supply of artificial hormones.
Once an optimum level of thyroid function is achieved, the medicines can be gradually tapered off so that you can live a disease-free and a medicine-free life.
A detailed consultation with your homeopath is essential to zero-in on the remedy that will work best for you, based on your signs and symptoms.